A Bit of Bond : Family Visit, Rock Climbing, & Backpacking

backpacking on the Coast-53Hey there! Welcome back to a Bit of Bond where you get to read all about our adventures here in Washington and come to know the girl behind the camera a little better.  We’ve had a great time this last month and a half continuing to explore this gorgeous state.  We welcomed my parent’s into our home for the first time at the beginning of August, got to try out rock climbing for my very first time out in central Washington, and just spent this last weekend backpacking the Pacific Coast.  As always, enjoy the recap and the fun photos to follow!

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We had a great time showing my parent’s some of the beauty of the Pacific Northwest while they were here! A visit to the zoo, kayaking, watching an air show, visiting Pike’s place, enjoying cupcakes at a local shop, and fishing were just some of the highlights that rounded out their time with us! 🙂

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A few weekends after, we drove out to Central Washington with some friends to a place called Vantage where we climbed up some rocks called the “feathers”.  This was my first time rock climbing and I can now say that it is definitely harder than it looks, but so fun at the same time!  Thankfully our good friends, Dan & Bre (who actually met on a rock climbing team), had all the equipment and skills needed for us to all have a great time.  We all car camped that night together and enjoyed and evening of great fellowship.Rock Climbing Vantage, WA-4Rock Climbing Vantage, WA-12Rock Climbing Vantage, WA-8Rock Climbing Vantage, WA-29Rock Climbing Vantage, WA-20Rock Climbing Vantage, WA-22Rock Climbing Vantage, WA-23

Last weekend was a four day for James which meant we finally had enough time to travel a little further away and backpack a Pacific Coast route.  Though trepidatious at first for me (I have a slight fear of water) it ended up being one of the most unique and beautiful trails we have backpacked on yet.  We definitely had some anxiety to start out with though as this trail required a little bit more planning than normal because of the tides rushing in and out causing parts of the trail to be impassable at times. But, we had a map, a tide chart, common sense, and healthy bodies and that’s all we needed.  The walk along the coast was breathtaking and the weather was gorgeous! We even happened on some tide pools where we got to explore starfish, anemones, and tons of crabs in their natural environment.  The sea stacks and pillars were majestic and we had a beautiful sunset to fall asleep to our first day on the trail.  Twenty-four miles of hiking and 5 hours of driving later we were back at home cleaning up and enjoying  a day of games and relaxation before another week of work began.

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  • October 26, 2015 - 4:26 pm

    Laurie - Love this blog post and the pictures!ReplyCancel

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